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Nursing Home Abuse Injuries: Malnutrition

By McGee, Lerer & Associates  Feb. 29, 2012 2:35p

Nursing home abuse is much more prevalent than one would like – and even more prevalent than the statistics would show. This is because despite the fact that it occurs on a regular basis, it is only reported every few times, leading to underreported statistics. Still, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse, there are somewhere between one and two million Americans every year who are mistreated every year –physically, emotionally and even fiscally.

While there are many different types of abuse, one of the most silent and one of the most deadly is that of sheer neglect. When an elderly person is placed into a nursing home, it is because their loved ones are expecting the facility to take care of them. This, however, is not always the case. In fact, in some cases, no matter whether it stems from the facility being understaffed, overworked or whether staff members are simply negligent, the residents can be overlooked.

One such illness that can be caused by this type of neglect is malnutrition caused by an inadequate diet or an untreated medical condition. In some cases, nursing homes are running on a tight budget and in an effort to cut back on costs, will buy cheap food lacking in the essential nutrients. This can cause malnutrition, which can be mild, but can also cause serious symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness and weight loss. In some cases, should the issue not be corrected, malnutrition can lead to an untimely death.

If you suspect that a loved one has recently suffered from the actions taken by a nursing home, then you should not hesitate to get the involvement of an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer that you can trust. At McGee, Lerer & Associates, we know what is on the line with situations of this nature and we are prepared to go the distance for you. By working with our firm, you will be able to rest assured knowing that we will go above and beyond as we fight to help you hold responsible parties liable for their actions.

To schedule your free case consultation or to learn more about what can be done to protect you, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone and contact a Pasadena nursing home abuse attorney from our firm. With extensive experience in personal injury law, we have what it takes to help you. You can trust that should you choose to work with us that we will do everything possible to help you obtain maximum compensation.

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